BuyVM/Frantech MySQL Shared SQL offloading review

One of my favourite low-end Linux virtual server provider these days is BuyVM/Frantech from Canada (, eh?). They offer 128MB OpenVZ VPS plans for as low as $15/yr and 128MB KVM plans for $25/yr in Buffalo NY or in San Jose on the west coast. These virtual servers come with 500GB traffic/month and 15 GB …

About low end VPS network performance benchmarking

One thing most folks do with their newly rented low end Linux VPS (virtual private server) is to run some benchmarks. Wildly popular are the “Cachefly test” for network performance, dd for disk IO and UnixBench for overall system performance analysis including the CPU. The results are then posted in threads on web hosting communities …